Al Owen skips across the water in his C-Hydro Entry during the NBRA Nationals at Raccoon Lake.
NBRA Boat Racing Event on Raccoon Lake a Success
"It was a beautiful weekend, and we had a great turnout. This is one of the largest [races] that we've had." Owen said.
And it was a good success for Owen personally, as he took first place in the C-Hydro event on Saturday and earned second and third place finishes in other races over the weekend. Another local participant, Mike Kirkendoll of of Waltonville, took first in the D Runabout competition on Saturday. Owen will be putting in a bid to hold another race at Raccoon Lake next year.
"We'll go to our national meeting and [make our proposal]. We'll probably be back with a race. I just don't know what type yet." Owen said, "But everybody loved this place."
Owen notes the event attracted voters from a number of states, noting first place finishers came from Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Michigan as well as Illinois.
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